Kidnapped conductor: his French wife speaks out

Kidnapped conductor: his French wife speaks out


norman lebrecht

February 06, 2012

Ludivine Cazares, wife of the Bremerhaven conductor held for seven months by a brutal Mexican drugs gang, has spoken for the first time of the ordeal of his abduction, which happened while they were visiting Rodolfo’s parents in Matomoros, a town near the US Border.

‘My mother was forced to lie down in the boot of a car,’ Ludivine told Bild magazine. ‘As she tried to stretch, she touched corpses in plastic bags.’ Held captive in a suburban house, ‘the windows were blacked out, we were finally allowed to remove blindfolds. Our guard played demonstratively with their cartridge belts. I was scared to death.’

Ehefrau Ludivine

 Ludivine and her family raised the money to pay four ransom demands, but Rodolfo Cazares has not been released. Friends and colleagues at the Bremerhaven city theatre, where Rodolfo is music director, are rallying round to increase the fund.


  • Arelative says:

    Someone who knows alot more about this case is already in Federal custody he goes by the alias el junior who was arrested a few months ago with three bodyguards.